Word of the Day Archive
Saturday August 27, 2011
1. Personal details such as biographical data, reminiscences, or the like.
2. Personal belongings.
For better or worse, this way of believing, of living fearfully in the world, was so much a part of Janice's personalia that it dictated her actions at an involuntary level.
-- Steven Sherrill, The locktender's house: a novel
With the exception of a few small tidbits of personalia, Sean knew no more about Hong than when she had started.
-- John James Kielty, Return to the Ashau
Personalia is adapted from the Late Latin personalis, "personal."